auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL Bottle poured at RIFT English Pale Ale tasting. Big rich strong graham cracker aroma, with lots of malt. Pours a darker gold, with white head. Flavors are solid...the palate comes across lighter, but still holds some solid malt and slight oaky-like bitterness. Balanced. Solid. And probably my favorite of the evening,.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange gold body; medium dense khaki head. Very drinkable. Dry, grainy, hoppy in only a British way. Medium body. Good stuff.
shrubber85 (8992) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet honey barley malt and hay hops aroma. Slightly hazy amber color with minimal head. Sweet malt and moderately bitter grass flavor. Okay but not great.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. Decent leafy hops and tinny malts. Easy drinking and sessionable. In fact I drank this beer in a second. An old fashioned recipe but done well.
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Like all English Ales I have tried I would really like to try the cask version as I am sure it is different. I know bitters are supposed to be fairly easy drinking and this is clearly a session ale it just was a bit watery. Serving: Bottle
JohnRMurdoch (3779) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Golden brown colour with big frothy head. Gassy. Malty iron flavour. Dry bitter finish.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is bready malt and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt, a little hops, with a lively bit of carnbonation on the tongue.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one inch foamy off-white head that left heavy sheets of lacing. Nice bready and biscuity malt with just a touch of hops. Some huskiness as well. Really flavorful for such a light beer, dry bready and toasted malt. Finishes with a hoppy snap and some lingering maltiness. Light bodied and crisp for a Bitter with fizzy carbonation and a very clean finish for an ale. A very nice beer. I’d say that it’s a bit overpriced (here in the US), but at least it tastes good!
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange with a lasting, one finger white head. Light and sweet bready, biscuit malt aromas. Some good initial sweetness, bit of caramel and toastiness leading to a lingering dry grassy bitterness and a slightly floral note. Light to medium body, quite a lively mouthfeel.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery.Pale copper with an airy white collar. Nose hay and hazelnut with a pleasant woodsy rub of hop cone. Soft malty bitter with an affable mush of dunked biscuit, milk chocolate and honey about it. Some soap and hop in the finish, before the malts return in a long sweet caramel-accented aftertaste.